It's been almost 18 months since we reviewed the Drobo, and now Data Robotics are back with their latest model, the DroboPro. Aimed at small businesses and professionals with huge quantities of data, the Data Robotics DroboPro has a full eight SATA I/II bays each happy with up to 2TB drives for a maximum of 16TB storage. It also features the company's intelligent monitoring and management system.
Sony have released the PS3 v2.70 firmware update, presumably the "significant global announcement" they had previously promised. Sony PS3 firmware v2.70 adds Text Chat functionality, a Friends List on the XMB, video backup to an external hard-drive and synchronization of PSP video over to the PS3 for big-screen viewing.
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Corsair have announced a desktop dock that can turn any USB flash drive into a one-click backup solution. The Corsair Voyager Port has a top-mounted USB 2.0 port and comes with a copy of NovaBACKUP 10; at the push of the Voyager Port's single button, a preset backup is triggered.
Video demo after the cut
Sun have been commissioned to fit the internet into a box: a shipping-container sized box, to be exact, packed full with 60 of the company's Sun Fire X4500 Open Storage Systems. It's all for The Internet Archive, who wanted a secure way to keep their three petabytes of backup data safe.
Backup remains a guilty chore, and one which most of us don't complete as often as we know we ought to. Cheap USB drives certainly offer the storage, but it's still down to the user to make the most of them; that's where Clickfree comes in. Their automatic backup is, according to the claims, easier than making toast. SlashGear picked up the Clickfree HD325 hard-drive and Clickfree Transformer Cable to see if that was true.